Author Archives: Captain Comms

Sunday 27 September 300x Booking Open and Shooting update

First – Shooting update

Based on the latest Gov restrictions and the advice from BASC I figure we are ok to continue as we are as we are currently meeting the guidelines / Restrictions.

You can read the advice in full from BASC here:-  Click here

It looks as if we are ahead of the game on this and we remain compliant. It remains for all those attending to be vigilant and not to hang around before or after your shoot. There must be at least 2m distance between those waiting to shoot and those shooting / finishing their shoot. Please comply.

With that in mind I have opened the booking early and I will publish the list next Friday 25th.

Gallery Rifle

We have been discussing the possibility of having a 100 yard Gallery Shoot. We can only use 4 targets per detail and we might have to shorten the shooting a bit to cover the need to change / patch the targets.

The sticking point is the time to patch up and the patches themselves. So if we run this you will need to bring your own patches so we don’t share anything.

If you are interested in a Gallery shoot and you are booking a slot for the next shoot and are interested in a Gallery shoot and if you are prepared to provide your own patches then let me know. If there is enough interest we will run one.

Be careful and see you soon.

 

13 September 2020 200x Practice – Booking Closed

It seems I have got the dates a bit muddled again and we are shooting on consecutive weeks. So the next shoots is on Sunday 13 September 2020

It’s a 200 Practice and the usual rules on booking apply.

Booking Schedule

200913 200x Range Booking

Note – Updated

See the note below on the number of people on the range. As the rules are changing we have to be more careful with not having too many people on the range so we will be stricter with people arriving early or hanging about. I have read the Gov guidelines (feel free to have a look) but We fall under Organised Sporting Events so we are ok but please do your bit.

We had a great shoot at 600 today but I have to remind members that the shooting is only allowed on the understanding that you turn up in reasonable time for your shoot and leave immediately afterwards.

There were too many people hanging about after their shoots. It’s great to see you and I know you want to catch up and talk about all the stuff we all chat about but please can I ask you to leave the range and car part after your shoot and chat elsewhere. We cannot afford to attract attention and make it look like a mass gathering.

Thanks

6 September 2020 600 Practice – Booking Closed

Booking is now closed for the 600 yard practice on 6 September.

Here is the list

200906 Range Booking

See you then

You all know the drill and I will post the squadding on the Friday before the shoot.
While writing I have to thank the two Andy’s and Sid for undertaking remedial work on the targets. The targets are taking a bit of a battering these days and we need them to work for us all as Manual targets aren’t really practical at the moment.
This means you doing your part and making sure you aim for the centre of the targets and not using an un-zeroed gun. There was some considerable evidence of shots going near the wiring and potential taking the targets out of commission.
The evidence found lodged in the target is below.

Please be careful and take care.
Thanks again for the sterling work of the team who in their own time keep the targets running and us shooting.

2 August 2020, 300 Yard Shoot Booking Closed & Update

The next shoot is 300 yards and booking is closed

200802 Range Booking 300x

The squadding is above

To make it interesting (and due to the Ride Surrey) the next shoot is the week after as Ihad to move the schedule around when I sorted it out at the end of last year. We will get through this weekends shoot and then open the booking for the following week afterwards.

See you then

 

19 July 200 yards Booking Closed – Update

Update

The squadding is below, see you Sunday

200719 Range Booking Final

 

We have amended the next shoot to be at 200 yards and the booking is now open

I have added new pages to the web site one for the booking procedure and one about club notices. Read the booking procedure as it saves repeating it each time.

The booking will be closed on the Friday before the shoot.

The email address, in case any of you are tempted to email something different is:-

dorkingr@gmail.com

The penalties for non-compliance are noted on the booking procedure page – you have been warned.

21 June  500 Practice Booking Closed & Updated

The Range Booking is finalised and below:-

200721 Range Booking

See you Sunday at your allotted time.

If there is a problem then let me know.

Above is a picture from the last shoot and it went well for the most part. There are some things to make clear as we work out the details:-

  1. Turn up, Shoot and Go. Love to see all of you and I think we all are happy to meet those we haven’t seen for a while but you have to leave after your shoot. We can’t have too many people hanging around. Nothing personal but off you go!
  2. Booking has gone ok and I will try to acknowledge a booking request. I had hoped to avoid this as it increases the workload but I will send you a one liner if I have had a booking request.
  3. If you didn’t get a reply and your name doesn’t appear on the list then ask on Friday, Don’t just turn up. We managed a few muddles last time but the shoots are filling up quickly and it won’t always be possible to move tings around.
  4. Thanks for waiting for the shoot booking to be opened. Please stick to the booking time and don’t email outside this as it makes it more work.
  5. If you have booked and can’t make it then please let me know as we can move someone else in. We had two no shows last time.

So that’s it for now, email your booking requests and we will see you on Sunday at 500 yards

 

Shoot 7 June 600 yards Booking Closed Schedule Published

The Bookings have been received and the schedule is published below.

200706 Range Booking

Please stick to the rules for your slots and for those of you who have booked we will see you on Sunday.

All shoots for the foreseeable future will be a single distance practice using 4 targets with one shooter per target using a pre-booked 20 minute slot.

Remember the rules:-

200520 Dorking Rifle Club Reopening Shoot Strategy V1

 

 

Range Opening 24/5/20 Report

Report – It all worked, we discovered that the leads between the monitors are 3m long so we could use all 4 targets.

We had a successful day and will be shooting again in two weeks time at 600 yards. The same booking arrangement will apply and I will put up a new post about this on the Monday prior to the shoot.

See you next time.

Update – The following members have confirmed bookings and the slots are outlined in the attachement. See you on Sunday and remember the rules See lower down the post.

200524 Range Booking

 

We are undertaking a limited re opening of the range but under very different circumstances.

Shooting will be by appointment only by booking in advance by emailing:-

dorkingr@gmail.com

The new rules are:-

200520 Dorking Rifle Club Reopening Shoot Strategy

The range booking will look like this:-

Range Booking V1

You will be allocated a slot on a first come first served basis. The rules are strict so read the strategy. There will no exceptions.

Sunday’s shoot is an experiment and if it works ok, we will allow more users in two weeks’ time for the next one. We can only use three targets at the moment but we might get to 4 if we can get some longer leads made up.

Sunday will be at 300 yards for 10 members with the slots starting at 10am.

Remember

  1. If you don’t feel comfortable – don’t come.
  2. If you aren’t well – don’t come.
  3. There is a risk in doing this and so you are entirely responsible for any unfortuante outcome.

We will see what happens and take it from there.